Monyae Kerney, M.A., Advanced Cert Sexuality Women and Gender (she/they)
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioner | Sexual and Reproductive Health Justice Advocate | LGBTSTGNC/QTBIPOC Activist | Pleasure and Holistic Wellness Facilitator
Monyae Kerney (she/they) is a Black/Afro-Indigenous non-binary womxn, queer feminist scholar, activist, educator, researcher, ally, full spectrum doula, healer, and aspiring mental health clinician who's work centers the holistic wellness, mental health, and radical healing of the Black community; more specifically, Black womxn and femmes (including queer, trans, and gender diverse identities). She earned her Bachelors in Psychology, Sociology, and African American Diaspora Studies from Vanderbilt University and is a recent graduate from Teachers College, Columbia University where she earned her Masters in Spirituality Mind Body Psychology and an Advanced Certificate in Sexuality Women and Gender with a special concentration in LGBTQ populations. Monyae's research has focused on the intersections of spiritual healing and political resistance in Black womyn and femme identities. She seeks to understand the ways in which Black womxn and femmes have navigated experiences of oppression with fortitudinous power to transform personal and collective activism in a way that is healing, affirming, sex-positive, body-positive, and pleasure-centered for these populations.
Monyae's work is influenced by the writings and teachings of Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Patricia Hill Collins, adrienne maree brown, Joan Morgan, Mikki Kendall, Nikki Giovanni, and James Baldwin.